Tuscany – Florence, Siena and Chianti Florence
Price : £577
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 121m/195km
Tour Code : GL016
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Florence, considered by many the birthplace of the Renaissance, attracts millions of tourists a year – and for good reason. You can’t turn a corner without being blown away by the monuments, churches and buildings that have earned it a place on the Forbes list of most beautiful cities in the world. Only right then, that a whole day out of this seven-day Italian cycling holiday be dedicated to its exploration… and with everything else this bike tour has to offer, cycling holidays in Tuscany have never looked quite this good.

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Florence, considered by many the birthplace of the Renaissance, attracts millions of tourists a year – and for good reason. You can’t turn a corner without being blown away by the monuments, churches and buildings that have earned it a place on the Forbes list of most beautiful cities in the world. Only right then, that a whole day out of this seven-day Italian cycling holiday be dedicated to its exploration… and with everything else this bike tour has to offer, cycling holidays in Tuscany have never looked quite this good.

Starting in Siena – home of the peculiar Palio horse race – this tour takes you on a ride through some of the greatest examples of Tuscan culture the region has to offer. From Florence – where live some of the finest specimens of Leonardo and Michelangelo artwork – to Greve – with its unusual triangular main piazza – it’s impossible to peddle your way around Tuscany without falling madly in love with the history of this spectacular region. No cycling holiday would be complete, however, without its fair share of scenic beauty, and for that, this tour takes you through the stunning Chianti hills. A bonus also for the vino lovers among you, with ample opportunity to sip locally produced wines along the way.

Of course, Italian cuisine is one of the best in the world, and with this added to everything else this fantastic cycling holiday has to offer, why wait? We’ll see you there! Ciao.

  • Piazza del Campo in Siena – home of the historical Palio race

  • The Chianti hillsides offering an unique landscape

  • Cantucci and Ricciarelli, typical biscuits of Sienna

  • Brunello di Montalcino – red wine;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Siena

Day 2: Siena – Radda in Chianti: 45 km

Day 3: Radda in Chianti – Greve: 40 km

Day 4: Greve – Florence: 40 km

Day 5: Florence

Day 6: Florence – Colle Val d’Elsa: 40km train + 25km cycle

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40 km

Day 8: Departure from Siena

VARIATION 2

Day 5: Florence – Tavernelle: 40 km

Day 6: Tavernelle – Colle Val d’Elsa: 45 km

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40 km

Day 8: Departure from Siena

Day 1: Arrival in Siena

Individual arrival in Siena, a beautiful town with a stunning medieval city centre – home twice a year to the peculiar Palio horse race.

Day 2: Siena – Radda in Chianti: 45 km

Heading north out of Siena towards the beautiful Chianti village of Radda, the ancient city walls greet you and provide an insight into its historical significance; once in heavy competition with Florence and Siena.

Day 3: Radda in Chianti – Greve: 40 km

Today’s stage takes you over the stunning Chianti hills and on to Greve. Here you can spend the evening in the unusual triangular piazza and taste some of the delicious Chianti wines produced in the surrounding area.

Day 4: Greve – Florence: 40 km

Leaving Greve today you head to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and capital of Tuscany. You can’t turn a corner without being blown away by the monuments, churches and buildings that have earned it a place on the Forbes list of most beautiful cities in the world, enjoy!

Day 5: Florence

A whole day dedicated to the exploration of this fascinating city. Wonder the streets at will, head to the Uffizi gallery, sample the local cuisine. Whatever you do, Florence never disappoints.

Day 6: Florence – Colle Val d’Elsa: 40km train + 25km cycle

In the morning a short train transfer takes you as far as Certaldo. From here you cycle further up to Colle Val d’Elsa, where you’ll enter through the ancient and monumental Porta Nova.

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40km

Out of Colle Val d’Elsa you’ll peddle to back to the welcoming sight of Siena, one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany, and surrounded by impeccable examples of Tuscan scenery.

Day 8: Departure from Siena

Individual departure from Siena, with the possibility of extending for extra nights upon request.

VARIATION 2

Day 5: Florence – Tavernelle: 40km
The village of Tavernelle Val di Pesa has Roman origins; it was named after the ancient taverns offering accommodation and refreshment located along the road Linking Florence to Siena.

Day 6: Tavernelle – Colle Val d’Elsa: 45km
From Tavernelle you’ll cycle to Colle Val d’Elsa, situated in the heart of Tuscany, on the via Francigena which connects Rome to the North. On your way you’ll pass Certaldo, whose upper part remains unchanged since the Middle Ages. Further on you’ll come to San Gimignano, which sits on the top of a hill and whose towers dominate the Val d’Esla.

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40km

See variation 1

Day 8: Departure from Siena:
Individual departure from Siena, with the possibility of extending for extra nights upon request.

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3* hotel accommodation

  • Free fenced parking in Siena

  • Luggage transportation

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

  • Train transfer: Florence–Certaldo (approx 50 min, €10 per person)


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Florence

  • Extra B&B night in Siena

  • Half board upgrade available

  • Additional day in Florence and train ride (day 5)

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Florence

From Florence airport get a train direct to Siena (approx 1 1/2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Florence

From Siena get a train direct to Florence airport (approx 1 1/2 hours).

Price : £577
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 121m/195km
Tour Code : GL016
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Florence, considered by many the birthplace of the Renaissance, attracts millions of tourists a year – and for good reason. You can’t turn a corner without being blown away by the monuments, churches and buildings that have earned it a place on the Forbes list of most beautiful cities in the world. Only right then, that a whole day out of this seven-day Italian cycling holiday be dedicated to its exploration… and with everything else this bike tour has to offer, cycling holidays in Tuscany have never looked quite this good.

Read More

Florence, considered by many the birthplace of the Renaissance, attracts millions of tourists a year – and for good reason. You can’t turn a corner without being blown away by the monuments, churches and buildings that have earned it a place on the Forbes list of most beautiful cities in the world. Only right then, that a whole day out of this seven-day Italian cycling holiday be dedicated to its exploration… and with everything else this bike tour has to offer, cycling holidays in Tuscany have never looked quite this good.

Starting in Siena – home of the peculiar Palio horse race – this tour takes you on a ride through some of the greatest examples of Tuscan culture the region has to offer. From Florence – where live some of the finest specimens of Leonardo and Michelangelo artwork – to Greve – with its unusual triangular main piazza – it’s impossible to peddle your way around Tuscany without falling madly in love with the history of this spectacular region. No cycling holiday would be complete, however, without its fair share of scenic beauty, and for that, this tour takes you through the stunning Chianti hills. A bonus also for the vino lovers among you, with ample opportunity to sip locally produced wines along the way.

Of course, Italian cuisine is one of the best in the world, and with this added to everything else this fantastic cycling holiday has to offer, why wait? We’ll see you there! Ciao.

  • Piazza del Campo in Siena – home of the historical Palio race

  • The Chianti hillsides offering an unique landscape

  • Cantucci and Ricciarelli, typical biscuits of Sienna

  • Brunello di Montalcino – red wine;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Siena

Day 2: Siena – Radda in Chianti: 45 km

Day 3: Radda in Chianti – Greve: 40 km

Day 4: Greve – Florence: 40 km

Day 5: Florence

Day 6: Florence – Colle Val d’Elsa: 40km train + 25km cycle

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40 km

Day 8: Departure from Siena

VARIATION 2

Day 5: Florence – Tavernelle: 40 km

Day 6: Tavernelle – Colle Val d’Elsa: 45 km

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40 km

Day 8: Departure from Siena

Day 1: Arrival in Siena

Individual arrival in Siena, a beautiful town with a stunning medieval city centre – home twice a year to the peculiar Palio horse race.

Day 2: Siena – Radda in Chianti: 45 km

Heading north out of Siena towards the beautiful Chianti village of Radda, the ancient city walls greet you and provide an insight into its historical significance; once in heavy competition with Florence and Siena.

Day 3: Radda in Chianti – Greve: 40 km

Today’s stage takes you over the stunning Chianti hills and on to Greve. Here you can spend the evening in the unusual triangular piazza and taste some of the delicious Chianti wines produced in the surrounding area.

Day 4: Greve – Florence: 40 km

Leaving Greve today you head to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and capital of Tuscany. You can’t turn a corner without being blown away by the monuments, churches and buildings that have earned it a place on the Forbes list of most beautiful cities in the world, enjoy!

Day 5: Florence

A whole day dedicated to the exploration of this fascinating city. Wonder the streets at will, head to the Uffizi gallery, sample the local cuisine. Whatever you do, Florence never disappoints.

Day 6: Florence – Colle Val d’Elsa: 40km train + 25km cycle

In the morning a short train transfer takes you as far as Certaldo. From here you cycle further up to Colle Val d’Elsa, where you’ll enter through the ancient and monumental Porta Nova.

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40km

Out of Colle Val d’Elsa you’ll peddle to back to the welcoming sight of Siena, one of the most fascinating towns in Tuscany, and surrounded by impeccable examples of Tuscan scenery.

Day 8: Departure from Siena

Individual departure from Siena, with the possibility of extending for extra nights upon request.

VARIATION 2

Day 5: Florence – Tavernelle: 40km
The village of Tavernelle Val di Pesa has Roman origins; it was named after the ancient taverns offering accommodation and refreshment located along the road Linking Florence to Siena.

Day 6: Tavernelle – Colle Val d’Elsa: 45km
From Tavernelle you’ll cycle to Colle Val d’Elsa, situated in the heart of Tuscany, on the via Francigena which connects Rome to the North. On your way you’ll pass Certaldo, whose upper part remains unchanged since the Middle Ages. Further on you’ll come to San Gimignano, which sits on the top of a hill and whose towers dominate the Val d’Esla.

Day 7: Colle Val d’Elsa – Siena: 40km

See variation 1

Day 8: Departure from Siena:
Individual departure from Siena, with the possibility of extending for extra nights upon request.

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 7 nights 3* hotel accommodation

  • Free fenced parking in Siena

  • Luggage transportation

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

  • Train transfer: Florence–Certaldo (approx 50 min, €10 per person)


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Florence

  • Extra B&B night in Siena

  • Half board upgrade available

  • Additional day in Florence and train ride (day 5)

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Florence

From Florence airport get a train direct to Siena (approx 1 1/2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Florence

From Siena get a train direct to Florence airport (approx 1 1/2 hours).

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